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Acclaimed fiction writer and Vanderbilt faculty member Lorrie Moore to speak

Sep. 2, 2014—Distinguished American fiction writer Lorrie Moore will discuss her latest work Sept. 16 in the next installment of Vanderbilt’s Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Sheryll Cashin to give fresh take on affirmative action Sept. 4 at Vanderbilt

Aug. 15, 2014—Georgetown University law professor and Vanderbilt alumna Sheryll Cashin will discuss her new book on affirmative action Sept. 4 in the first Chancellor's Lecture of the academic year.

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Goldfarb to demonstrate bionic prosthetics at March 25 Chancellor’s Lecture

Feb. 28, 2014—Michael Goldfarb, named by "Popular Mechanics" as one of the “10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013,” will deliver the March 25 Chancellor’s Lecture at Vanderbilt University.

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Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize


Nov. 30, 2013—Award-winning scientist, author and educator Sean B. Carroll illuminates the never-before-told account of the intersection of two of the most insightful minds of the 20th century, biologist Jacques Monod and writer and philosopher Albert Camus, during a Nov. 19 Chancellor’s Lecture at Vanderbilt University. Carroll discusses his book Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher and...

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‘Morning Joe’ team will discuss future of Republican Party at Vanderbilt University event

Nov. 11, 2013—Joe Scarborough and his "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski will share a nuanced examination of the unexpected rise and what Scarborough describes as the "self-inflicted fall" of the Republican Party during a Dec. 2 Chancellor’s Lecture Series event at Vanderbilt University.

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Award-winning scientist and author Sean Carroll to discuss new book Nov. 19

Nov. 7, 2013—Award-winning scientist, author and educator Sean B. Carroll will illuminate the never-before-told account of the intersection of two of the most insightful minds of the 20th century during a Nov. 19 Chancellor’s Lecture at Vanderbilt.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Jon Meacham, Stephen and Andrew Schlesinger discuss new book ‘The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger Jr.’

Oct. 30, 2013—Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham will join Stephen and Andrew Schlesinger to discuss the legacy of their father, the late presidential historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., during a media availability Nov. 5 at Vanderbilt.

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VUCast: Startling brain-related study on critically ill patients

Oct. 16, 2013—In the latest VUCast: ICU patients are leaving hospitals with a dementia-like disease; What’s the fate of the Republican Party?; Hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham; and It's time to celebrate -- the Rate My Professor 2013 rankings are in. All this and more in Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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Brokaw, Meacham, historian’s sons discuss ‘Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and the Fate of American Liberalism’ Nov. 5

Oct. 15, 2013—The correspondence of late presidential historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. will be the topic of a Nov. 5 Chancellor’s Lecture Series event at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt Libraries present ‘Thomas Jefferson and His Books’

Sep. 12, 2013—Jon Meacham, author of a noted biography on Thomas Jefferson, and Mark Dimunation, who directed the reconstruction of Thomas Jefferson's Collection at the Library of Congress, will speak at Vanderbilt Sept. 30.

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‘Coup’ author will deliver Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture

Sep. 3, 2013—Keel Hunt, author of "Coup," will be joined by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Sept. 20 for a Chancellor's Lecture titled "A Leadership Lesson for an Angry Age."

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Historian and editor Jon Meacham in residence at Vanderbilt during fall semester

Jul. 25, 2013—Jon Meacham is joining the faculty of Vanderbilt University for the fall 2013 semester. The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian will teach a political science course and lead two events open to the general public.

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